50 photos taken on August 13, 2007.
he Ligne à Grande Vitesse Est européenne, typically shortened to LGV Est, is a French high-speed rail line that connects Vaires-sur-Marne (near Paris) and Vendenheim (near Strasbourg). The line halved the travel time between Paris and Strasbourg and provides fast services between Paris and the principal cities of eastern France as well as Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland. Constructed for speeds up to 350 km/h, the commercial service is initially operating at a maximum speed of 320 km/h. The LGV Est is a segment of the Main line for Europe project to connect Paris with Budapest with high-speed rail service.